Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:46
I have, over recent years, jumped at the opportunities to remove old shrubs/conifers to enable fresh perennial plantImg. Initially,,when creating a garden, shrubs fill spaces so well but soon we realise how "static" they can be. Removing a single conifer last autumn enabled me to plant up a far more interesting, even exciting (for me) bed with all year round Interest.
So, your "dream" plant may not be as exciting as ??ou imagine it to be. Maybe a number of (cheaper) less ambitious plants is better ...?